Our team is a who’s who of travel in the Mekong region. Company Director Kulikar Sotho has more than 20 years of experience in in the region, including guiding, tour leading and arranging the impossible for film-makers and television stars such as Gordon Ramsay and Angelina Jolie. Lonely Planet author Nick Ray is the Product Director and has spent two decades exploring the region for guidebooks, travel companies and film and television productions. Add to this a talented, committed and passionate team of management and staff and you have one of the most experienced teams in Asia.
Sotho TanManaging Director
Sotho established Hanuman back in 1990, in the early days of tourism, having worked as one of the first tour guides in post-war Cambodia. Fluent in French and English, she oversaw the transformation of Hanuman into the success story it is today. She remains actively involved, looking after the French and European markets. Her passion is the arts and Hanuman Fine Arts is a showcase for the finest collection of artefacts in Cambodia. She is also the inspiration behind Montra Nivesha, Angkor’s Boutique Residence.
Kulikar SothoExecutive Director
Kulikar's first job in travel was organizing 7500 United Nations peacekeepers in Cambodia in the early 1990s. Today she is Executive Director of Hanuman and oversees the continued growth of the company. She's also head of Hanuman Films and is involved in producing feature films and documentaries in the Mekong Region, working as Line Producer for Tomb Raider and escorting celebrities like Gordon Ramsay around Cambodia. She debuted as a film director on The Last Reel, which won several international awards, including the Spirit of Asia Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2014. Michael Moore awarded it the Founder's Grand Prize at the Traverse City Film Festival 2016. Her second feature film was Beyond The Bridge in 2016.
Nick RayCompany Advisor
After working as a journalist and tour leader, Nick hooked up with Lonely Planet in 1998 and has since worked on more than 50 guidebooks, including titles on Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. He also leads and lectures on tours for leading travel companies and organisations, including Harvard Business School Alumni and Young Presidents’ Organisation. He also works as a location scout and manager for the world of television and film, including Tomb Raider, Top Gear Vietnam and countless documentaries for the BBC and National Geographic. Nick continues to explore new destinations in the region and has recently been to Putao and Mogok in Myanmar, motorbiked 'The Loop in Central Laos and spotted gibbons in the Seima Protected Forest in Northeast Cambodia.
Andy BrouwerProduct & Communications
Cheltenham-born and bred, he made his first trip to Cambodia in 1994. That white-knuckle ride hooked him for life. He upped sticks to Phnom Penh in 2007 after more than thirty years in Banking back in the UK to join Hanuman. As well as having a serious interest in temples, books (he’s the editor of the guidebook To Cambodia With Love), and pretty much all things Khmer, he is a lifetime supporter of Leeds United and has an insatiable passion for the music of Steel Pulse and Ennio Morricone. His website http://www.andybrouwer.co.uk details his extensive interests. Andy also works as a production coordinator with Hanuman Films.
Samantha UoySenior Sales Consultant
Phnom Penh born, Samantha graduated from university with a Bachelor degree in hotel management. She has experience in reception, guest relations and reservations at different hotels before spending two years with Hanuman. After leaving to join another travel agency, she returned to Hanuman’s sales team at the end of 2018. Samantha is married with a small daughter and in her free time, loves travelling with her family and listening to music.
Sophea SothSenior Sales Consultant
Sophea is married with a young daughter and will celebrate five years of service with Hanuman this year. After graduating with a Bachelor degree in hotel and tourism management in 2013 in Phnom Penh, she had a brief stint in HR administration before joining our team. At Hanuman she has worked in administration, reservations and is now a senior sales consultant. In her spare time, she likes nothing better than taking her daughter to the playground, cooking for her family and when she gets the chance, visiting Angkor Wat.
Vithyea TholSenior Sales Consultant – French Market
Vithyea is fluent in French and English, as well as his own language of Cambodian. He was born in Kampong Chhnang province and has two Bachelor degrees to his name, in Law and French Language. He is married with one young son and joined Hanuman, specializing in the French Market, last year after spending six years with another tour operator. In his spare time he likes to keep fit by jogging and expanding his general knowledge.
Soksavaty VannSenior Sales Consultant
Vaty is a native of Phnom Penh and likes to relax by listening to music. She will celebrate five years with Hanuman this year, having worked in the reservations and sales teams following a short stint at a call center for a well-known telephone provider. She graduated with a Bachelor degree in tourism management from Western University.
Anthony PhamIT Manager
Anthony must have been predestined to come in Cambodia, giving up his comfortable life in France, together with his family, as they decided to come to Asia to seek a more interesting experience. It is natural that he ended up in Cambodia, as this is where his wife is originally from. Anthony has been at Hanuman for more than one year and comes with considerable experience in the IT industry. He is currently in the midst of modernizing the IT infrastructure of the company.
Meun ReaksmeySenior Operations Officer, Siem Reap
Reaksmey joined Hanuman's operations team in Siem Reap in 2018, after extensive experience in the tourism industry at two of temple town's best known hotels, a stint in ticketing with Bangkok Airways, working at a couple of NGOs, in real estate and time spent in operations at a high level tour agency. He was born in Battambang, though spent over ten years in a refugee camp on the Thai-Cambodian border as a child before moving to Siem Reap after his studies. He is married with one daughter and enjoys keeping fit and reading when he has free time.